Today we're going to talk about defensive schemes that create an up-tempo style. There are 5 keys I like to focus on – things that can be done in the
The drop step, in my book, is tied for the most important move for a player to have in the post. If a player has a reliable hook shot, and
Here's a full court lay-up drill that is competitive and a good indicator of how good you can run the floor.
When I was a coach of a middle school girls team we were very successful. I attribute the reason for our success was because I preach that games were meant to be fun. When they stop being fun they're not worth playing anymore - so I was always looking to make it fun!
The competitive drill, Knock-Out, works on pressure free throws, following your shot, and quick under the basket shots. The second drill works on improving layup skills. It is a fast-paced
The best thing I have learned from coaching over the years is that not all players have the same ability so it takes more time to get the point over to them. So, it feels good to see the "oh yeah" look on a player's face that had a hard time getting a drill. My favorite drill that my players seem to enjoy is the full court pass and layup drill.
This is drill that I use all the time. We all know how important it is to make the lay-up in games and this drill adds a little pressure and competition to perfecting the skill. It's called " 25 in 2". It is great for practicing the running, passing game and it puts responsibility on all team members to execute.
Making quick, strong moves in the paint is a key for any post player who wants to put the ball in the hoop often. Taking too much time will allow
One of the big things that I find with young teams is that they struggle to multitask. I like these basketball practice drills because it forces them to think about timing, passing, and approach.